Mount Muhabura

Mount Muhabura, also known as Mount Muhavura, is an inactive volcano in the Virunga Mountains on the border between Rwanda and Uganda. At 4,127 metres (13,540:ft) Muhabura is the third highest of the eight major mountains of the mountain range, which is a part of the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Its summit contains a small crater lake. The limited evidence for this volcano suggests that it last erupted some time in the Holocene, but the exact date is not known. Muhabura is partly in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda and partly in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda.

Hiking on mount Muhabura

The name Muhabura means "The Guide" in the local language, Kinyarwanda.

It can be seen from many parts of Uganda and Rwanda because of its slope.

Volcanic rock from Muhabura containing crystals of augite

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Mount Muhabura". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  2. ^ "Mount Muhabura". Retrieved 2008-12-23.

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